Donor: Hilden Charitable Fund
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: United Kingdom
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 19.03.2024

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: 500.000GBP
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 5.000GBP
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Children & Youth
  • Disability
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Food Security
  • Health
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Social Inclusion
  • Water & Sanitation
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda


1) Objective

The Hilden Charitable Fund was established in 1963 by Joan and Tony Rampton. It awards grants to projects both in the UK and in developing countries. The aim of the fund is to address disadvantages, notably by supporting causes which are less likely to raise funds from public subscriptions. This grants program supports projects (both in the UK and in developing countries) that address areas like community development, education, health, and women & girls. Overseas grants concentrate on:

  • Projects which support access to education for women and girls (they will not fund individual bursaries or scholarships)
  • Projects which enable rural and/or displaced communities to become more self-sufficient

Projects that they have funded in the past include: repair of toilets, sewing programs for women, library upgrade of schools, vocational program for women with disabilities, humanitarian aid after disasters, micro credit schemes etc.

2) Eligibility

Their preference is to fund organisations based in the country where the work is to be delivered and, as such, you should be registered as an NGO in that country. Organisations must have an annual income (as shown in the most recent accounts) of no more than £250,000 (approximately $300,000). If you are a UK registered organisation you will need to be able to demonstrate how your work empowers local people/communities to become more self-sufficient and less reliant on your organisation.

3) Location

They fund projects in Africa: Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda.

4) Budget

Average grant sizes are £5,000. Hilden considers funding for more than one year. They award roughly 100 grants per year and receive around 800 applications (success rate is 1,25%). Only 15 grants are dedicated to their overseas program for developing countries.

5) Application

Applications are accepted when an open window has been announced (currently open until 19 March 2024). The application process is conducted on the online portal provided on their website. All applicants are requested to complete an application form outlining their request for funds, and their legal and financial status.

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